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Poughkeepsie, NY

We are open and reservations are required for all climbers. Please see below and follow the directions that apply to you.

* For new climbers, families with children, climbers with little experience or climbers who DO NOT know how to belay or know what belaying is, call us at (845) 462-1920 to book a time to work with an instructor

* For members and experienced climbers (climbers 14 years and over who plan to boulder or know how to tie a figure eight follow-through knot and properly use a GriGri) who do not need a staff instructor, online reservations are required. Follow this link to book your time slot:

If you are uncertain whether an online or phone reservation is best for you, please call us at (845) 462-1920 and we would be happy to provide recommendations!

Your safety is important to us! Here are our COVID specific protocols:

Our maximum occupancy has been reduced and we are monitoring check-in and check-out times to enable accurate contact tracing

Our facility is cleaned frequently with additional disinfecting of high touchpoint areas throughout each day

Masks are required at all times for anyone in the building

Social distancing is in effect whilst climbing. Climbers are required to keep 1 empty rope station between them and other parties and only 1 person is allowed to climb in each bouldering section. Climbers who are not from the same household are asked to maintain 6 feet of distance from other climbers.

Hand sanitizers are placed throughout the gym. You must wash or sanitize your hands before and after climbing and we encourage frequent use whilst climbing.

Liquid chalk is currently allowed and is highly encouraged


At a Glance

  • Memberships, Day Rates, Adult & Kids' Classes, Youth Climbing Teams, Birthdays, Corporate Events and much more!!
  • More Than 13,000 sqft of Climbing
  • Walls Up To 40 Feet High
  • 65 Top Rope Stations
  • 14 Lead Only Stations
  • 10M Speed Wall
  • 2 Extensive Bouldering Areas Including a Cave & Top Out Boulder
  • Stem Chimney
  • Huge Lead Arch
  • 2 Cracks
  • Auto Belays
  • Campus & Fingerboard Training System
  • LED Moonboard
  • Rogue Fitness Rig, Cardio & Weight Training
  • Retail Shop
  • Party Room
  • Locker Rooms
  • Lounge & Wifi

Gift Cards

Give the gift of climbing!

Click the link above to purchase a gift card online!


One-hour Staff Belays and Group Programs

  • Please call us at 845-462-1920 if you want to reserve an instructor-led program. A Vertical Life reservation does not book an instructor!
  • One hour staff-led climbing sessions are available for groups of up to 4 people
  • We also offer 1.5 hour staff-led climbing sessions for groups of 5 or more


Members, Punch Pass holders, & Day Passers

Reservations are required for self-supervised climbers so that we can accurately monitor our occupancy.

If you need the assistance of an instructor to climb, you must call us at 845-462-1920 to make a reservation.

Members (including Climbing Team Members), Punch Pass holders and Day Pass purchasers should make a reservation by clicking the link above or through the Vertical Life app. Reservations should also be made for spectators as they are contributing to the occupancy within the facility.